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A first look at Fear Before's new video


Just finished screening Fear Before's new video for "Fear Before Doesn't Listen to People Who Don't Like Them." If you haven't seen it yet, take a gander above. Directed by Bryan Schlam, the highly stylized clip recalls a number of similar boiler-plate alt rock performance videos from the early 'to mid 90s, with frontman David Marion and his soot-smeared colleagues serving as the focal point, thrashing about while inhabiting the shadows of a non-descript squat, engulfed in the beams of light pouring through slat-covered the windows. Although we've all seen videos like this before, the clip somehow manages to enhance the song -- which, like the other tunes on the act's latest self-titled effort, represent Fear Before's finest work to date, hands down -- rather than detracting from it.

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